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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:25 pm 
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upacreek wrote:
I don't see how you couldn't be anything but good. I would hook it up and see if it squats too much. You should be well under tongue weight. For short trips I wouldn't hassle with a weight distribution hitch.


2 concerns:
1. in case of an accident, I didn't want someone to call negligence due to being over recommended weight (without DH) by vehicle manufacturer...
2. in case of flat tire/blow out on either the tow vehicle or the trailer, the weight distribution hitch/sway control may provide additional support?

My GC has the V6, and towing capacity is slightly less than the V8 or Diesel model...

I'll hit the scales this weekend for dedicated axle weights and tongue weight.


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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:45 am 
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If you just want an idea; try a recycling place that weighs full and then empty to determine the weight of the material to be recycled.


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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm 
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previous weigh...vehicle was 5120 and boat was 3900 and gross was 9020.

Today's weigh below:
vehicle only:
steer axle 2540
drive axle 2480
gross weight @ 5020

with boat attached:
steer axle 2420
drive axle 2880
trailer axle 3720
gross weight 9020

I pulled the boat forward on the trailer about 12"...increasing tongue weight to 400lbs according to the latest weigh scale receipt.
Vehicle drives/rides much better.

Vehicle rear squatted .5"
Vehicle front raised .25"
Vehicle sits about level now, as it started 1" high in the rear without boat trailer attached.


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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
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Looks good to me. Have fun!


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Towed the boat to Conroe this weekend using the Jeep. First time pulling it any considerable distance... It's capable.


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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:32 am 
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nice


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 Post subject: Re: certified scales?
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Nice fish!! Glad the ride up there went smoothly!!!


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